[zeromq-dev] IPC transport

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Jan 15 14:32:30 CET 2010

Hi all,

Thanks to Jon Dyte there's a new IPC (inter-process) transport in 
0MQ/2.0 trunk (git rev. a507d16).

Using IPC transport instead of loopback TCP transport cuts latency by 
one third (on Linux).

To use IPC transport specify a filename in the connection string:

zmq_bind (s, "ipc:///tmp/myendpoint");


zmq_connect (s, "ipc:///tmp/myendpoint");

Note that IPC transport is not implemented on Windows platform.


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